Meaning of MULTIPLY in English

(multiplies, ~ing, multiplied)


When something multiplies or when you ~ it, it increases greatly in number or amount.

Such disputes multiplied in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries...

Her husband multiplied his demands on her time.

VERB: V, V n


When animals and insects ~, they increase in number by giving birth to large numbers of young.

These creatures can ~ quickly.



If you ~ one number by another, you add the first number to itself as many times as is indicated by the second number. For example 2 multiplied by 3 is equal to 6.

What do you get if you ~ six by nine?

...the remarkable ability to ~ huge numbers correctly without pen or paper.

VERB: V n by n, V pl-n

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